What is Big Data? BIS Accentuates the Role of Standardization in Big Data (Download PDF)

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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, in association with Data Science Foundation organized the 5th international data science summit in New Delhi where main topic was Big data standardization.

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Main TopicsEminent speakers from across the globe discussed various topics and aspects of big data, including

  • Big Data Standardization

  • Challenges with Big Data

  • Machine Learning

  • Application of Big Data Analytics in Media, Artificial intelligence

What is Big Data?

  • Big data consists of data sets that are voluminous and more complex. Traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them.

  • Big data challenges include capturing data, data storage, data analysis, search, sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updating, information privacy and data source.

  • There are five dimensions to big data known as Volume, Variety, Velocity and the recently added Veracity and Value.

  • ‘Big data’ gained significant popularity globally because of its capability to revolutionize the businesses and services.

  • Big data has an impact on every aspect of our daily life. The emerging technology areas like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial intelligence, machine learning are fuelled by Big data and analytics.

  • Big data has become the major focus of scientists and technologists because of Indian government’s new initiatives like ‘Digital India’.

Why is Big Data Standardization Important?

  • Standardization in Big data is going to play a major role in facilitating the exchange and sharing huge volume of data across multiple platforms, multiple applications and multiple sectors.

  • With proper standardization in place, huge volume of data generated within a system can be effectively utilized by other systems/services and applications.

  • Various applications of Big data ecosystem in the emerging technology areas like Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, IoT and Smart cities

What is BIS?

  • The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.

  • The Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department having administrative control of the BIS is the ex-officio President of the BIS.

What is DSF?

DSF has been set up with five key objectives

  • Identify and share best practices and models

  • Course curriculum development

  • Identify Collaboration opportunity

  • Thought leadership

  • Create awareness

Data Scientists meet once in a quarter to discuss important facets of the emerging world of analytics and to explore newer avenues.

  • The group contributes to effective use of analytics models and techniques including but not limited to Big Data, Predictive modeling, Machine learning, sentiment analysis and different tools.

  • The focus is to complement each other as individuals and groups in mentoring, guiding and inspiring in new trends of analytics.

  • The outcomes are action items at individual levels after interactions/meetings and formulate work as evangelist in this area to influence associations, governments, and bodies to update policies regarding promotion and usage of analytics in the corporate as well as social developmental work.

  • The group also contributes to innovative ways and ideas to foster and disseminate analytics learning and methods at learning centers, institutions, and universities.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 24, 2018

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